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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An assessment provided to determine and recommend methods, devices, aids, techniques, symbols, and/or strategies to represent and/or augment spoken and/o...
Affordable Care Act: The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as ACA, PPACA, or 'Obamacare').
AmeriGroup Community Care: A TennCare MCO.
American Medical Association: The American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association and lobbying group of physicians and medical students.
American Occupational Therapy Association: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns ...
American Physical Therapy Association: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a U.S-based individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical...
Authorization: An authorization is an approval of medical services by an insurance company, usually prior to services being rendered.
BlueCare: A TennCare MCO. The patient's Insurance ID has the prefix 'ZECM'.
BlueCross BlueShield: Refers to the commercial BlueCross BlueShield insurance policy.
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare: CAQH is an online database that stores your provider information. As a provider, you grant access for insurance companies (BC/TCS/AG/UHC) to see that you ...
Certificate of Clinical Competence: The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in both speech-language pathology and audiolog...
Complex Communication Needs: The term complex communication needs refers to people who cannot cope with everyday communication situations by means of speech alone. It is difficult for them to produ...
Comprehensive Development Classroom: Students served in these classes still have access to school resources and activities that are appropriate and beneficial for them. Placement in a Comprehensive...
Continuing Education Unit: A continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs to assist the professional to maintain their lic...
Clinical Fellowship: The speech-language pathology CF is the transition between being a student enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program and being an independent provider of...
Clinical Fellowship Year: Participating in a post-graduate clinical fellowship is a fundamental part of becoming a speech-language pathologist, serving as a basic qualification for professional cer...
Children’s Health Insurance Program: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a federally sponsored program that provides health insurance to uninsured children in all 50 states and the Di...
CoverKids: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a federally sponsored program that provides health insurance to uninsured children in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Ten...
Certification Maintenance Hours: Certification maintenance (CM) refers to the upkeep of earned certifications by adhering to the proper recertification requirements at the appropriate intervals. Th...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 1500 form: A universal billing form used and accepted by most insurance carriers nationwide to make a claim for benefits.
Co-insurance: Co-insurance is the amount, generally expressed as a fixed percentage, an insured must pay against a claim after the deductible is satisfied. In health insurance, a coinsurance provis...
Co-payment: A co-pay is a fixed out-of-pocket amount paid by an insured for covered services. It is a standard part of many health insurance plans. Insurance providers often charge co-pays for serv...
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant: A COTA, or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, does all the duties of an OTA, but has taken an extra step to get certified in their field. Specifical...
Crisis Prevention Institute: CPI can best be described as nonviolent crisis intervention training designed to teach best practices for managing difficult situations and disruptive behaviors. Therap...
Current Procedural Terminology: It is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association through the CPT Editorial Panel. CPT codes are the United States’ standard for how medical pr...
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